I have always had a passion for football (or, in the United States, soccer); growing up, I followed both the European and World Cups with utmost concentration and dedication and continue to do so today. Taking this course has made … Continue reading
This introductory blog entry seeks to find a specific research topic within the realm of Third Culture Kids. Third Culture Kids are an umbrella term for those young adults whose parents are from one country, but they themselves have grown … Continue reading
We were very intrigued by Donald Donham’s article, “Freeing South Africa,” and, upon realization that we were all from different countries (and continents!) around the world, we decided to take Linda on a metaphorical trip to three countries: Sri Lanka, Hungary, and … Continue reading
Barthes is a thinker, thats for sure. Despite the complexity of his arguments, there lies a unique truth surrounding the myths of popular culture and their creations within specific cultural contexts. Although many of the myths may seem outdated for … Continue reading
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Our discussion sparked different opinions on the direction of cultural flows and the nature of cultural homogenization. Réka was of the opinion that cultural flows occurred largely via Western Media that transfers American culture to the rest of the world. Ben argued that … Continue reading
Walter Benjamin’s essay sparked varying opinions in our café discussion group this week. While the three of us agreed that Benjamin makes valid points in regards to the reproduction of art, Ben and Rochi clashed in opinion, as the former … Continue reading
During our cafe discussion, we found ourselves interested in the powerpoint photographs and one in particular sparked our interest. Aside from the Marx readings which we found quite difficult, we were intrigued by the meaning of the photo of the … Continue reading